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The English Teacher

The English Teacher is a novel written by Indian author R.K. Narayan. The book was published in 1945. The main character of the novel is Krishna, an English teacher who, along with his daughter,...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2018, 3:08 am (UTC)

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The English Teacher

In The English Teacher, a novel by author R.K. Narayan, a portion of the main character's life is based on Narayan's. Narayan's own wife succumbed to typhoid in 1939, and he injected much of the...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2016, 8:06 pm (UTC)

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The English Teacher

One of the hallmarks of Narayan's writing is that all of his characters, even those which play more minor roles in the story, are extremely complex. To this end the headmaster, a minor character,...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2019, 10:58 pm (UTC)

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The English Teacher

This is a truly interesting question because Krishna's relationships with his family members change throughout the book. First Krishna is happy living alone, while his wife and daughter live...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2015, 9:53 pm (UTC)

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The English Teacher

In The English Teacher, R. K. Narayan presents Krishna as a somewhat atypical Indian father who takes a central role in his daughter Leela's life. At the beginning of the novel, for instance,...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2021, 6:04 pm (UTC)

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